The Jamaican currency is dollars (JMD)
Coins: $1, $5, $10, $20
Notes: $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000 (you hardly see $5,000 note and in some places it is not accepted)
All major credit cards and US Dollars are also accepted and used in Jamaica, especially at popular tourist destinations.
Furthermore, it is important to note that tourists from the United States should carry both US and Jamaican dollars to pay for private services and receive special rates, where applicable.
A well-rounded estimate of converted currency based on dollar value in Jamaica is as follows:
1 (USD – United States Dollar) = 127 (JMD)
1 (EUR - Euro) = 143 (JMD)
1 (CAD – Canadian Dollar) = 98 (JMD)
1 (GBP - British Pound) = 167 (JMD)
Currency can be exchanged at the following locations:
-The Bank of Jamaica
-Jamaica National (additional options of money transfers provided)
-Various cambios where currency can be exchanged are listed here